Sexual Abuse in Health or Residential Care

Sexual Abuse in Health or Residential Care

Nursing Home Sexual Abuse | Residential Care Sexual Abuse

Traditionally, most medical professionals are trustworthy, caring individuals. However, like most industries, within that profession are sexual predators who can inflict considerable physical and emotional damage. From their position of power, health care providers can easily abuse their power over the vulnerable in their care.

If you or a loved one has been sexually assaulted by a doctor or other medical professional, we may be able to help you take action. Our attorneys have the resources, experience, and expertise to investigate, prosecute, and hold medical facilities and individual professionals accountable for their heinous crimes.

Hospital Sexual Abuse Attorneys

Abuse in the health care industry isn’t limited to doctors, but can also include:

  • Dentists
  • Home health aides
  • Nursing home staff
  • Therapists, psychologists, and psychiatrists

If the abuse occurred at a health care facility, that institution might also be held accountable, with claims based on lack of supervision, negligent HR practices, poor screening practices, and improper security.

Failure to Report Hospital Sexual Abuse

Typically by law, medical professionals are considered mandatory reporters, required to report suspicions of child abuse, and failure to report may be a violation of the law.

Mandatory reporters include physicians, dentists, optometrists, chiropractors, podiatrists, interns, nurses, school nurses, and hospital personnel.

We focus our efforts on the victims of sexual abuse crimes, such as abuse on a college campus, clergy abuse, and human trafficking. Contact our office today to see if we can help.

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